Asked on Oct 8, 2017

Can you install ceramic or porcelain tile flooring without grout

Ana BacallaoElaine Fraser2dogal


7 answers
  • Donna
    on Oct 8, 2017

    What would you use instead, or nothing? If there is no grout dirt will fall between the tiles no matter how close you lay them.
    Have you considered laminate flooring? They fit together without a glue.

    • Flipturn
      on Oct 9, 2017

      Grout is not the same as glue. The glue goes on the backing of the tiles as they are positioned on the floor. Then the grouting goes on, in the spaces in between the tiles.
  • Landsharkinnc
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Yes, but you will have spaces between the tiles that will be uneven, collect dirt, and be a trip hazard. I think they make special tiles that lock and don't need grout...check with a company that specializes in doing floors
  • How would they stay in place other than the mortar? What about all the nooks and crannies to clean? I would not recommend it.
  • Cori Widen
    on Oct 9, 2017

    You can, but it's not ideal, especially for cleanliness.
  • 2dogal
    on Oct 9, 2017

    Grout is used to go between the tiles for a smoother look and to help hold the tiles in place.
  • Elaine Fraser
    on Oct 9, 2017

    Not a good idea they would most likely crack. Check out interlocking tiles.
  • Ana Bacallao
    on Oct 9, 2017

    You definitely need grout. It holds the tiles together and creates a smooth surface,
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